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How to Organize a Closet
How to organize a closet

Keri Russell Closet

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How to organize your closet will differ slightly based on the space you have, the amount of clothes you own, and the kind of life you lead. However, these 5 universal steps can be applied to any closet and any wardrobe.

The first step to efficiently organize your closet is ensure you have the right tools and supplies on hand. Have the following ready-to-go before you begin:

Shopping Bags:

Sturdy bags to transport clothes to the donation center, tailor and dry cleaner. If you don't have bags, boxes and bins will do in a pinch.

Tape Measure:

To measure shelving and hanging space. Don't forget a notebook and the writing utensil of your choice to jot down your closet's measurements.

Full-Length Mirror:

In order to decide between "toss" and "keep," make sure your mirror can accommodate your entire image.

Catch All Basket:

Loose change, papers, rubber bands, hair clips, wads of cash (score!) and assorted receipts you'll find in pants pockets. You don't want to have to stop in the middle to file these small items so just put them aside for now into your catch all basket.

Gathering these items before you begin will allow you to to hit the ground running and you'll be ready to dive into cleaning out your closet.

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